How Much Does It Cost to Run a 60 Watt Bulb?


It costs about $0.22 a day as of December 2012 to run a 60 watt bulb. This translates to roughly $6.81 a month. To put it into perspective, this cost is less than what a meal costs at many fast food restaurants.
Q&A Related to "How Much Does It Cost to Run a 60 Watt Bulb?"
The first thing you have to do is find out how much you are being charged per kWh from the utility company. 40 watts is .040 kW. If the bulb was left on for an hour.040 kWh times
A 60 watt bulb left on all day
7200 Joules. 60 Watts = 60 J/s. 2 mins = 120 sec. 60 J/s * 120 s = 7200 J.
Originally Posted by K1Ng5p4d3 hell yeah thats alotta money. Breaks down to 60 bucks a month. You should only be payin like 30-45 bucks extra a month. Even still, dont worry about
2 Additional Answers
The cost of electricity varies by state. Some states are more expensive than others are to run electricity. Taking into an average cost of electricity, it costs about 22 cents to run a 60 watt light bulb for 24 hours. A florescent light bulb costs five cents a day, while a high-intensity light bulb costs 10 cents a day. These costs are based on 17.2 cents per kilowatt-hour electric rate, which is an average for the United States.
It costs about $60 a year to burn a 60 watt light bulb. It takes about a dollar per watt to run any light bulb for a year. If you leave a computer plugged in all year, that would cost you about $150.
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